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The Island of Books

By Dominique Fortier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

A rich portrait of the beauty of words – painted by a 15th-century illiterate scribe.

A 15th-century portrait painter, grieving the sudden death of his lover, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont Saint-Michel, ...

The Farm Show

By Ted Johns, & Paul Thompson
Categories: Drama

'This is a record of our version of grassroots theatre. The idea was to take a group of actors out to a farming community and build a play of what we could see and learn. There is no story or "plot" as ...

The Hidden Keys

By Andre Alexis
Categories: Fiction



Giller Prize winner André Alexis’s contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic.

Parkdale’s Green ...

Toronto Modern

Toronto, like the Senate of Canada, seems ever fated to be the place for sober second thought. Blessed with undeniable urban vitality, it is yet weighted down by a serious case of the 'what-ifs', by the ...

This Imagined Permanence

By Nathalie Stephens
Categories: Poetry

'What if …?' is one of the constant themes in human life – all the choices not made, things not done, lives not lived. In This Imagined Permanence, Stephens's second collection of poetry, she traces ...

This is Me Since Yesterday

By Alexandra Leggat
Categories: Poetry

Alexandra Leggat, the author of Moondogging and numerous book and music reviews, puts on the page the remarkable texts that she is renowned for performing at spoken word events all over Toronto.

The Last Word

A lively examination of why the modern eulogy should rest in peace.

Finding the right words to reckon with a loved one’s death is no easy task, and the pressure to grieve in a timely fashion only makes ...

The Alphabet Game

By bp Nichol
Edited by Lori Emerson, & Darren Wershler-Henry
Categories: Poetry

A member of the sound-poetry collective, The Four Horsemen, winner of a Governor General's Award for Poetry and writer of Fraggle Rock, bpNichol was one of Canada's most important poets.

All of Nichol's ...

The Ubiquitous Big

By Ian Samuels
Categories: Poetry

You've heard of The Big Sleep, right? Well, it's a new century – time for The Ubiquitous Big

Anyone with even a modest fetish for cultural icons from the 40s and 50s will love the way pulp fiction, fashion, ...

Treasure Island

By Nicolas Billon
Categories: Drama

When Jim Hawkins finds the map to a legendary treasure, he embarks on a perilous voyage to claim it. His journey leads him to uncover a pirate mutiny, a chance meeting with a marooned misfit and ultimately ...